Tuesday night I headed to the SF Giants‘ Stitch ‘n Pitch with friends. Our team lost (sadly, that is hardly breaking news this season), but they gave us some moments of real excitement in the 9th and 13th inningsâ€”and any tedium between times was more than relieved by all the KIPing going on around us.
I brought a special ball of yarn I’d been saving just for the game: “Pete” from the Procrastiknitter‘s new venture, Tall Grass Yarns. (The photo doesn’t do this yarn justiceâ€”the colorway just sparkles.)
I used double moss stitch so I’d get lots of color mixing with minimum effort (I was trying to follow a live ball game while keeping my needles in motion, so I didn’t want to get too ambitious). Over the full run of the game, including the four extra innings, I got a good twenty-four inches knit up.
Tha gift bags held some pretty nifty goodies.
Sort of L to R: size US 3 needles, ginormous double-ended crochet hook, knitting in the round info, tape measure/level (I’m not quite sure why a knitter needs a levelâ€”to check that stripes are straight?), knitted tee pattern, hat pattern, complete needlepoint xmas ornament kit, size US 19 needles. I confess to an undignified moment of knitter’s envy when I saw that the folks in the row in front of me got a ruffled shawl pattern that was much prettier than my tee pattern, but I think I’ve figured out how to knit one on my own if I’d like.
We had knitting, knitting everywhere.
Check out that Slytherin scarf!
We even had knitters on the JumboTron!
The Giants’ mascot, Lou Seal, dropped by for a visit.
If only every losing ballgame were as fun as this one!
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